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expression of approval; commendation
approbation
mitigate; to relieve, calm; satisfy; alleviate
assuage
combination; union, merger; alliance; federation
coalition
decline; deterioration; decay; condition of degeneration
decadence
to draw forth; bring out of a source; evoke; extract
elicit
to attempt to dissuade someone from a course or decision by earnest reasoning; protest; remonstrate; complain
expostulate
used so often as to lack freshness or originality; banal; trite; corny; clecheish; commonplace
hackneyed
a gap, opening, or break(like something missing); pause; lacuna
hiatus
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often derogatory sense); insinuation; intimation
innuendo
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement; intervene; mediate
intercede
wearied, worn-out, dulled (sense of being stiated through indulgence); surefeited; sated
jaded
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; pale or sallow in color; sensational; terrible or passionate in intensity; gory, grisly, baleful
lurid
worthy, deserving recognition & praise; laudable; commendable
meritorious
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated/upset; waspsih, testy
petulant
a special right or privelege; a special quialty showing excellence; perquisite; perk
prerogative
adj) pertaining to an outlying area; narrow-minded; parochial, insular; n)a person w/ a narrow point of view or a soldier from a colony
provincial
to make pretense of, imitate; show outer signs of; pretend, feign, affect
simulate
to rise above or beyond, exceed, surpass, outstrip
transcend
a shade cast by trees; an offense, resentment; vague suspicion; overshadowing influence of power; irritation, pique, or annoyance
umbrage
excessively smooth; trying hard to give the an impression of piety or sincerity; fatty; oily; pliable; greasy; servile; mealy-mouthed
unctuous
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity; composure, levelheadedness; self-possession
aplomb
pompous or overblown in language; making sound good when there really is a lack of ideas; inflated, highfalutin, pretentious, high-flown
bombastic
w/o experience; immature; w/o feathers; lacking sophistication; underdeveloped; green; unfledged; inexperienced; raw
callow
n) saliva or mucus from the mouth; nonsense v) to utter nonsense; to waste or fritter away foolishly; to led saliva flow; balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, slaver
drivel
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality; abstract, digest, model, archetype
epitome
to urge strongly, advise earnestly; entreat, implore, adjure
exhort
(adj/adv) by virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds; intrude; encroach; impinge; poach
infringe
to make oneself agreeable & thus gain favor or acceptance of others (sometimes derogatory); cozy up to, curry favor with
ingratiate
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be; an intruder, trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
interloper
belonging to someone or something by its very nature; essential; organic; immanent; inherent
intrinsic
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval; harangue, fulminate, remonstrate, rail
inveigh
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy; fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
lassitude
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy; chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace
millennium (pl. millennia)
(adj) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret; not detectable by ordinary means; esoteric, abtruse, arcane; v)to hide, conceal; eclipse n)matters involving the supernatural
occult
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
permeate
v) to fall as moisture; bring about suddenly; hurl down from a great heigh; give distinct form to; provoke, produce (adj) characterized by excessive haste (n) moisture; product of an action
precipitate
strict, severe; rigorously/urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste; stern; tough; imperative
stringent
(v) to think or believe w/o certain supporting evidence; conjecture or guess; infer, gather (n)likely idea that lacks definite proof; presumption
surmise
to have an intense dislike or hatred for; loathe, abhor, despise, detest
abominate
the modification of social patterns, traits or structures of one coup or society through contact w/ another; resultant blend; adaptation
acculturation
resulting from chance instead of inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; not congenital, acquired; extrinsic, fortuitous, incidental
adventitious
to assign or refer to as a source; attribute; credit; impute
ascribe
roundabout, not direct; indirect, meandering, winding
ciruitous
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress; empathize; feel sorry for
commiserate
to direct or order; prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; prohibit; command; adjure; charge; bid
enjoin
to make easy, cause to progress faster; accelerate, facilitate, speed up
expedite
to make amends; make up for; to avert; redeem, atone, make reparation
expiate
(n) a state of great exitement, agitation/turbulence; commotion, turnmoil, unrest (v) to work into such a state; produce alcohol by chemical action;
ferment
resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental; unconsidered
inadvertent
existing in name only, not real; too small to be taken seriously; titualr, token, trifling, inconsequential
nominal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position (say yes or no); playing it safe/close to the vest; cagey, uninformative
noncommittal
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use; embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character/behavior); nautral bent, penchant, propensity
proclivity
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances; poise, self-assurance, equanimity
sangfroid
resistant to lawful authority; having purpose of overthrowing an established gov't; mutinous, rebellious, subversive
seditious
thin, slender; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance/significance; lacing a sound basis; poorly supported; flimsy, vague, hazy, in substantial
tenuous
bitter, sarcastic; hightly caustic or biting (like a strong acid); acerbic, mordant, withering
vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end; cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweeet-talk
wheedle
courteous and pleasant; sociable, easy to speak to; genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
affable
to increase in greatness, power, or wealthy; to build up or intensify; to make apear greater; augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
aggrandize
shapeless, without definite form; of no particular character; no organization, unity or cohesion; nebulous, inchoate; unstructred/formless
amorphous
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality; ambience
aura
(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods (adj) illegal, prohibited; illicit, bootleg, unlawful
contraband
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic; profoundly educated, well-read
erudite
(adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy (n) a very thin, light cloth
gossamer
to find out by reasoning; arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply; gather, deduce, speculate, presume
infer
incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically; impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
inscrutable
relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook/experience; provincial, parochial or narrow-minded
insular
incapable of being changed or called back; irreversible; unrecallable; unalterable
irrevocable
a natural inclination or predilection toward; proclivity, penchant, natural bend
propensity
peevish, complaining, fretful, petualnt, crancy, irritable, touchy
querulous
to argue or plead w/ someone against something, protest against, object to; reason against, expostulate
remonstrate
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of; disavow, abjure, renounce
repudiate
able to return to an original shapre or form; able to recover quickly; elastic; buoyant, bouncy, springy
resilient
to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly; rumble; thunder; boom; echo; boom
reverberate
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (language-wise), foul-mouthed; obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
scurrilous
persistent, showing industry & determination; assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sedulous
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean or disreputable; cheesy, tawdry, tatty
sleazy
a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
amnesty
self-government, political control, home rule
autonomy
self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle/rule; taken for granted; (self-evidently true, obvious, certain, assumed)
axiomatic
to adorn/embellish; display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widelyl; broadcast, trumpet
blazon
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstandings or discourage behavior; admonition; word to the wise
caveat
to free from entanglements or difficulties; remove w/ effort; disentangle, extract, disengage
extricate
to mock, treat w/ contempt; scoff at, sneer at, scorn, snicker at
flout
tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
fractious
a rule of conduct or action, principle, maxim
precept
beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome, salubrious, curative
salutary
bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm; searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
scathing
(v)to whip, punish severely, flog, beat (n) cause of affliction or suffering; a source of sever punishment/criticism; plague, bane, pestilence
scourge
funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal; lugubrious; mortuary; doleful
sepulchral
(adj) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness/lethargy (n) something that induces sleep, narcotic, anesthetic
soporific
extremely strict in regard to moral standards & conduct; purdish, puritanical; highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
straitlaced
(adj) lasting only ashort time, fleeting; impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent (n) one who stays only a short time
transient
not easily carried, handled, or managed b/c of size/complexity; cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
unwieldy
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force; insipid, lifeless, colorless
vapid
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual; exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
anomalous
a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming; innuendo, calumny, denigration
aspersion
extremely strange, unusual, atypical; grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
bizarre
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities; curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
brusque
to coax, persuade by flattery or artifice; to deceive w/ soothing thoughts or false promises; wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
cajole
to punish severely; criticize severely; chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
castigate
to plan w/ ingenuity, invent; bring about as a result of a scheme/plan; concoct, fabricate, think up, devise
contrive
a leader who exploits popular prejudices & false claims & promises in order ot gain power; rabble-rouser, firebrand
demagogue
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking; undeceive, enlighten, set straight
disabuse (*think free of abuse)
weariness & dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom; languor, world-weariness, listlessness
ennui
(n) a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains; bond (v) to chain or shackle; to render helpless/impotent, bind, hamper
fetter(s)
very wicked, offensive, hateful; evil, odius, abominable; outrageous
heinous
not subject to change, constant; unchageable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
immutable
(n) one who rebels or rises against authority (adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on; mutinous, rebellious, revolutionary
insurgent
a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc..., far in excess of reality; delusions of grandeur
megalomania
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job; "no-show" job, cushy job, "plum"
sinecure
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation, made or accomplished by fraud; furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
surreptitious
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law; trespass, err, overstep, exceed
transgress
to change from one nature, substance of form to another; transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
transmute
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another; surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand
vicarious
severe or stern in manner, w/o adornment or luxury; simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor; forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
austere
performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefit, doing good; humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
beneficent
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse; wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
cadaverous
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as in a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate, rustle up, create, fashion
concoct
coarse, unfeeling; stupid; crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtruse
crass
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate; cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
debase
to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; contaminate, pollute, profane, defile, violate
desecrate
to confuse; disturb the composition of; upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
disconcert
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated; majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
grandiose
trifling, unimportant, trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
inconsequential
a breaking of a law or obligation; violation, transgression, breach, offense
infraction
to make milder or softer, moderate in force or intensity; lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
mitigate
(v) to rob of goods by open force, plunder, ravage, sack, loot (as in war) (n) the act of looting, booty
pillage
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion; chatter, prattle, blab, palaver
prate
very careful & exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety; precise, scrupulous, fussy, finicky
punctillious
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent, formiidable, fearsome, awesome, august
redoubtable
to find fault with, scold, rebuke, chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
reprove
the act of restoring someone or thing to the rightful owner or former state; making good on a loss or damage; compensation, redress, restoration, reimbursement
restitution
(adj) strong & strudy; brave, resolute, stout, intrepid, valient (n) a brave, strong person or supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
stalwart
open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected; defenseless, exposed, unguarded
vulnerable
stinging, bitter in temper/tone; biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
acrimonious
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive; stolid, dull, slow, stupid
bovine
dismay, confusion, bewilderment, schock, amazement
consternation
fat, having a large, bulky body; heavy, obese, portly, stout, overweight
corpulent
to deny responsibility for or connection with; disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
disavow
calm, free from emotion, unbiased, disinterested, cool, detatched; impartial
dispassionate
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion; discord, contention, strife
dissension
to cause to disapper; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure; disperse, diffuse, waste, strew
dissipate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify; censor, purge, bowdlerize
expurgate
an armored or protective glove; a challenge; an ordeal; 2 men w/ weapons to beat a person forced to go between them; dare, provocation, trial, punishment
gauntlet
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guid or direct investigation; assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
hypothetical
mean, low, base, inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
ignoble
to call into question; to attack as false; accuse; challenge, deny, dispute, query
impugn
immoderate, lacking self-control; inclement; excessive, extreme, inordinate; unrestrained
intemperate
(n) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy coming from hateful conduct; abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy
odium
afithlessness, treachery; betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
perfidy
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish; to transfer, consign, demote or exile
relegate
incled to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious/refined; queasy, priggish, delicate
squeamish
subordinate in role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end; servile, obsequious, useful or secondary
subservient
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance; vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
susceptible
to make els in amount, degree, etc...; to subside, become les; to nullify; deduct, omit; diminish; let up
abate
praise or flattery that is excessive; idolization, adoration, hero-worship
adulation
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation; malediction; imprecation; abomination
anathema
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom, acute, sagacious, wily, judicious
astute
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth; cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness
avarice
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation, guilty, delinquent, peccant
culpable
tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; stalling; slow; tardy; laggard
dilatory
conspicuous, standing out from the mass (usually unfavorable in sense); galring, flagrant, blatant
egregious
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately ambiguous; hedge, palter, talk out of both sides of one's mouth
equivocate
vanishing, soon passing away; light & airy; ephemeral, transient, transitory
evanescent
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating, indecisive, vacillating, wavering
irresolute
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; not trasparent,; vague, confused, indistinct, hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, murky, opaque, indeterminate
nebulous
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill & experience; neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice
novice
extreme poverty, barrenness, insufficiency; destitution, want, indigence
penury
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit unjustifiably; ambitious; ostentatious, inflated, affected
pretentious
to review a sseries of facts; to sum up; go over
recapitulate
to revive, bring back to existence/consciousness; reivitalize, reanimate, restore, reactivate
resuscitate
untidy, dirty, carelss, unkempt, slatternly, slipshod, lax
slovenly
something that is assumed or taken for granted w/o conclusive evidence; hypothesis, presumption
supposition
inactive, sluggish, dull, lethargic, otiose, languid
torpid
to grow/accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result; colelct; proceed from
accrue
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
annotation
a state or scene of uproar & confusion; commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
bedlam
(adj) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded, clandestine, sub-rosa, undercover (n) a sheltered place, a hiding place
covert
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted, smooth & polished in manner/appearance; carefree, jaunty, suave, urbane, gracious
debonair
(v) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; nag, pester, harass, hound (n) a creditor (adj) dark, dull, drab, dingy
dun
adj.

effective, producing results; potent, powerful, efficient/effectual; having the power to produce a desired effect
efficacious
calmness, composure, refusal to panic, sangfroid; tranquility, imperturbability
equanimity
accidental; occuring by happy chance; unintentional, unplanned, random
fortuitous
the essential part, main point, or essense; substance, core, nucleus
gist
freely given; not called for by circumstances; unwarrented; voluntary, unjustified, uncalled-for
gratuitous
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling; domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
imperious
(n) a strong denunciation/condmenation; abusive lanuage; diatribe, philippic, abuse (adj) vituperative, abusive
invective
(adj) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors, variegated, hereogeneous, diverse (n) a jester or his costume; a fool
motley
extremely generous, lavish; bounteous, liberal
munificent
to delay, put off until later; stall, temporize, dillydally
procrastinate
tending to proudce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire/appetite; irritating, annoying; stimulating, vexing, galling
provocative
exceeding ordinary knowledge & understanding; arcane, esoteric, profound, abtruse
recondite
(n) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel, blackguard (adj) wicked, corrupt, immoral, unprincipled (v) to disapprove of, condemn
reprobate
characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place; stationary, static, seated
sedentary
moderate, sparing (as in eating); characterized by abstinence & self-discipline; sober, temperate, moderate
abstemious
desrving of blame or correction; blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
censurable
(adj) possible; dependent on uncertain events/conditions, conditional; happening by change (n) a representative group forming part of a larger body, a detachment
contingent
an inhabitant, resident, habitue, dweller; one who frequents a place
denizen
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic; diffuse, wandering, episodic, digressive
discursive
to scatter or spread widely; disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate
disseminate
poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness/good tast; frumpy, tacky, drab, frowsy
dowdy
highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy; flushed, ruddy, flowery, frilly , flamboyant
florid
to impose by fraud; pass off as worthy/genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion; pass off, palm off, fob off
foist
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy; inept, uncouth, maladroit
gauche
an opinion different from accepted belief; denial of an idea that is generally sacred; heterodoxy, unorthodox belief
heresy
to impress on teh mind by repetition, teach persistently & earnestly; instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue
inculcate
capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized; tangible, obvious, manifest, plain
palpable
having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation; discerning, observant
perceptive
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal; injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious
pernicious
(adj) leaping, jumping, springing forth; prominent, conspicuous, standing out; protrusive, obvious, notable, striking (n) a projection or bulge, a land for that projects upward/outward
salient
(v) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess, gratify, cloy, surfeit, gorge (adj) full, satisfied
satiate
to become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden/make unfeeling; to parsh, singe, dessicate
sear
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit; deceptively plausible; sophistic, casuistic
specious
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt; acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, or pardon
absolve
(n) a representation (usually a drawing) in which the subject's features are exaggerated; cartoon, bulesque, parody, lampoon (v) to present someone deliberately in a distorted way
caricature
(n) a loud ringing sound, din, clamor, uproar (v) to make a loud ringing sound
clangor
side by side, touching; ear, adjacent in time; adjoining, abutting, next door to
contiguous
an eager desire for something; greed; avarice, rapacity, craving, lust
cupidity
harmful, injurious; detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging
deleterious
to raise to a higher degree; increase the value or desirability of; improve, magnify, heighten, elevate
enhance
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound, fascinate, enchant, attract, bewitch; to enslave; to imprison
enthrall
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses; moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay
extenuate
implied or understood w/o expression; w/o doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in; inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional
implicit
sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness & effectiveness); acute, cutting, perceptive, trenchant
incisive
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy; falshy, overdone, affected, flamboyant
ostentatious
a model of excellence or perfection; exemplar, ideal, paradigm; model, good example
paragon
(v) to restate in other words, rephrase, reword; (n) a statement that presents a given idea in new language, a rendition, version
paraphrase
prudent, shrewdly conceived & developed; artful, expedient; tactful, diplomatic, judicious, circumspect
politic
dull, lacking in distinction/originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristci of prose/not poetic; commonplace, humdrum, literal, pedestrian
prosaic
extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive, profuse, lush; unneccessary, superfluous, verbose, prolix
redundant
making a show of virtue/righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting; holier-than-you
sanctimonious
(adj. part.) sparkling, twinkiling, exceptionally brilliant(applied to mental or personal quality); stimulating, lively, glittering, flashing
scintillating
charming, attractive, pleasing (childlike charm/innocence); winning, engaging, delightful, prepossessing
winsome
to encourage, assist, aid, support(especially in something wrong/unworthy);
abet
to affirm, declare confidently, assert, asseverate, avouch
aver
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious/conspicuous (especially unfavorably); falgrant, glaring, egregious, disagreeably loud
blatant
(v) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce/introduce; break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind/waves; to piece to draw off liquid (n) spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
broach
(v) to support, prop up, strengthen, bolster, reinforce, brace, shore up (n) a supporting structure
buttress
noisy revelry or merrymaking (usually w/ heavy drinking); drinking bout, binge; drunken revel
carousal
to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc...; to arrange in an order for some specific purpose; sort out, cross-check, rearrange
collate
an exper; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments (especially in fine arts); savant, punidt, or authority
connoisseur
deeply unhappy or dejected; w/o hope, beyond consolation; greif-sticken, inconsolable, comfortless
disconsolate
to weign down or burden (w/ difficulties, debts, etc...); to fill up, block up, hinder; overload, saddle, hamper, clog
encumber
to promote trouble or rebellion; apply warm liquids to; instigate, incite, stir up
foment
frightful, horrible, ghastly, gruesome, gory, hideous
grisly
relating to Herculures; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of needing much strength; might, powerful, arduous, onerous, colossal
herculean
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless; emotionless, stoical, insensible
impassive

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